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Meditation cushion(s)

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Hi Guys,

Since you were so helpful when I have asked a question before about resources for beginners I thought I would ask another question.

I am looking for meditation cushion(s). I am considering: http://www.sunandmoonoriginals.com/store/p/83-Cosmic-Cushion-Zabuton.html and this one: http://www.zafuzafu.com/zafu-canada-1-5b.html

I am leaning more towards the first one as it has only 2 pieces but I am very open to suggestions.

My understanding is that it is better for the spine when the pillow is tilted and you need something under your knees as well.

Also is buckwheat the best filling material?

I am going to use it for just regular sitting (when possible) as well because I do too much sitting and my hips are tight.

I am in Toronto, Ontario BTW

Thank you in advance.

 

 

 

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Thank you Gatito.

It sounds interesting. However I am not ready to make my own yet. I just want it easy (LOL).

Anyone else has any suggestions?

Thank you.

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Also is buckwheat the best filling material?

 

YES! Buckwheat hull filling... I *REALLY* prefer it. :D

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I tend to like 6-9 inches in overall height while many are only 4".

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My zafu and zabuton are buckwheat hull filled it's good stuff.

Moulds to your shape but still gives support.

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Thank you Everyone,

Any particular brand names that you like?

Any designs that tend to work better than others?

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Hi Guys,

Since you were so helpful when I have asked a question before about resources for beginners I thought I would ask another question.

I am looking for meditation cushion(s). I am considering: http://www.sunandmoonoriginals.com/store/p/83-Cosmic-Cushion-Zabuton.html and this one: http://www.zafuzafu.com/zafu-canada-1-5b.html

I am leaning more towards the first one as it has only 2 pieces but I am very open to suggestions.

My understanding is that it is better for the spine when the pillow is tilted and you need something under your knees as well.

Also is buckwheat the best filling material?

I am going to use it for just regular sitting (when possible) as well because I do too much sitting and my hips are tight.

I am in Toronto, Ontario BTW

Thank you in advance.

For many years, I used the typical zafu/zabuton combination (round zafu).

I tried the cut away zafu that you linked to but never got comfortable with it.

Several months ago I started using this:

http://www.dharmashop.com/tibetan-style-meditation-cushion/?gclid=CPvyqLir678CFahj7AodS2YAYA

I love it - works well for me. I prefer buckwheat filling for this and the standard zafu.

My hips are pretty loose, however, and I don't need a real high seat.

If your hips are tight, this is a good alternative:

http://www.samadhicushions.com/Gomden-Meditation-Cushion-s/30.htm

Or consider sitting in a chair or on a meditation bench...

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Hi Steve,

Interesting that you do not like the wedge zafas. Did you try the one exactly from my link or something similar? What was the problem? From description it looks like it should be comfortable. They explain how it tilts your hips so you do not suffer, the blood flow in your legs is not cut off etc. It makes sense to me at least in theory. It seems to have good reviews as well.

Yes, I am not flexible and my hips are tight. in your second link it does not say what the gomden cushion is filled with. Would it be a problem? People seem to like buckwheat hull.

I have come across a couple more websites that look interesting:

http://www.meditationcushions.moonleap.com/ergonomic_meditation_cushions and

https://www.shophalfmoon.com/Halfmoon_Zafu_Meditation_Cushions_s/1952.htm

Anything good there?

Thank you.

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